Kinesiology (BSc)

The kinesiology program is a science program that prepares you to enter the fields of movement analysis, exercise prescription and exercise management, or to undertake further study in medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy or teaching.

Overview

Careers in kinesiology

The Kinesiology program prepares students to thrive in the growing field of wellness, exercise training and skilled movement. Students study physical activity from a variety of scientific perspectives and apply their knowledge in sport, recreation and rehabilitative settings. This degree is an excellent foundation to a career in analysis of movement, exercise prescription and management or for future study in medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy and teaching in the science areas and physical health education.

Personal qualities/interests

Most people working in this field have the following personal qualities/interests:

  • They enjoy caring for and assisting others in identifying their needs and solving their concerns. Social persons like working and co-operating with others. They prefer to be involved in work that requires interpersonal contact.
  • They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and coordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.
  • They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.

Workplace characteristics and demands

Work environment

Most people in this field work in a regulated inside climate.

Duites

Kinesiologists conduct fitness and human movement tests and assessments. They design and implement programs to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance in the areas of sports, recreation, work and exercise.

Kinesiology graduates may complete additional graduate study to become a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

Physiotherapists may focus their practice in particular clinical areas such as neurology, oncology, rheumatology, orthopedics, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary disorders, burns or sports injuries and in the field of ergonomics.

Employers

Kinesiology

  • Community centers
  • Federal government
  • Health and sports organizations
  • Municipal governments
  • Provincial governments
  • Recreational institutions
  • Self-employment
  • Sports and fitness consulting firms

Physiotherapy (requires additional study)

  • Clinics
  • Extended care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Industry
  • Private practices
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Sports organizations

Occupational therapy (requires additional study)

  • Clinics
  • Extended care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Industry
  • Private practices
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Sports organizations

Education (requires some qualifying courses)

  • Secondary General Science
  • Secondary Biology
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Generalist teacher (elementary and middle schools)

Salaries

Occupation

Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment (NOC 3144-A)

Community/Area Wages ($/hr)
Low Median High
Canada 15.50 23.00 45.50
British Columbia 19.00 24.61 32.23

Teaching Profession

Salaries vary by school districts in BC.  Most up-to-date information located at British Columbia public school employers’ association.

Note: Wage data last updated November 1, 2016

Source:Labour Market Information - ESDC

Related occupations

Program leaders and instructors in recreation and sport

  • aerobics instructor
  • camp counsellor
  • day camp leader
  • fitness instructor
  • gymnastics teacher
  • lifeguard
  • playground worker
  • recreation program leader
  • riding instructor
  • ski instructor
  • ski patrol
  • swimming instructor – sports

Recreation and sports program and service directors

  • director of recreation
  • director of sports administration
  • professional football team manager
  • professional hockey team manager
  • professional track and field team manager
  • recreation director
  • sport association director
  • sports federation director
  • sports programs director

Physiotherapy (requires additional study)

  • physical therapist
  • physiotherapist
  • registered physiotherapist
  • research physiotherapist

Occupational therapy (requires additional study)

  • clinical occupational therapist
  • community occupational therapist
  • occupational therapist
  • occupational therapist rehabilitation consultant
  • occupational therapist, case manager
  • occupational therapist, research and development

Education

BC teachable areas for post degree professional (PDP) diploma program or bachelor education (B. Ed)

  • general sciences
  • biology sciences
  • physical and health education
  • generalist elementary school teacher
  • generalist middle school teacher



What our students say

Michelle Cox: Co-op helps affirm physiotherapy career goals

It was a combination of things that first brought Michelle Cox to UVic. “I grew up in Port Alberni, so I chose UVic because it was a good school and fairly close to home,” she says. “I was drawn to kinesiology because I've always been involved in sports and I’m interested in human biology.”

Cox, now 23, learned about co-op during her first year when some students spoke to her class about the program. She found her first placement the summer after second year, as an outdoor recreation leader at Atlantic College in Wales. “During my first work term, I learned how to climb, belay and mountain-board and gained valuable experience working with youth with intellectual, physical and emotional disadvantages,” she says. “I also gained a lot of confidence in leading and directing groups.”

Throughout the work term, Cox put her coursework to practical use in areas like anatomy, motor learning and program planning. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience, although there were adjustments to make living overseas. “It was the longest I've ever been away from home, so I missed people, and sharing a tiny room with three other girls for three months had its challenges,” she says. “But it was worth it, for sure!”

Next, Cox worked as a physiotherapy assistant at the Canadian Back Institute in Victoria. She learned about the inner workings of a clinic while she prepped clients for treatment, helped them with exercises and administered ultrasounds and electrical stimulation.

This relevant work experience helped Cox land her most recent co-op position as a research assistant with the Institute of Applied Physical Activity and Health Research at UVic. She worked on a project called Inclusion Works! and received a Canadian Institute for Health Research grant of over $4,000. “My main project was to research, write, pilot and evaluate the first module of a physical activity and nutrition intervention program for youth with intellectual and physical disabilities,” she says.

Currently living in Bristol, England, Cox plans to have some fun before taking her next steps towards a career in physiotherapy. “I'm going to travel as much as I can before applying to do my master’s degree in physiotherapy in 2013,” says Cox. “Someday, I hope to open my own wellness centre on Vancouver Island.” 


Program details

Program sequence - Kinesiology major

The following is the list of required courses and the recommended sequence for the Kinesiology major program as outlined in the current University Calendar. If there are any discrepancies between this website and the Calendar, the Calendar will take precedence.

Students' programs are normally governed by the Calendar regulations in effect at the date of their first registration in the faculty. If program requirements change before you finish your degree, you may, with approval, choose to be governed by the new regulations. If you have questions about the program sequence contact the .

Year one

Units
BIOL 150A and 150B, or 184 and 186, or 190A and 190B* (see Note 1.) 3.0
CHEM 101 and 102* (see Note 1.) 3.0
EPHE 141 1.5
EPHE 143 1.5
EPHE 155 1.5
ENGL 135 and one from 146, 147, or 225 3.0
One Elective (see Note 2.) 1.5
Total academic units 15.0

Year two

Units
MATH 100 or 102 or 109 1.5
STAT 255 1.5
PHYS 110 or 102A* (see Note 1.) 1.5
EPHE 201 1.5
EPHE 241 1.5
EPHE 242 1.5
EPHE 245 1.5
EPHE 253 1.5
Two eectives (see Note 2.) 3.0
Total academic units 15.0

Year three

Units
EPHE 341 1.5
EPHE 344 1.5
EPHE 360 1.5
EPHE 380 1.5
EPHE 355 1.5
EPHE 300-400 level electives 3.0
Three electives (see Note 2.) 4.5
Total academic units 15.0

Year four

Units
EPHE 441 1.5
EPHE 444 1.5
EPHE 447 (NB, taken across two terms) 1.5
EPHE 300-400 level electives 4.5
Four electives (see Note 2.) 6.0
Total academic units 15.0

Total Units for degree

60.0

Note 1.

Although secondary school courses are not required for admission to the BSc Kinesiology program, many of the university courses required in the program have secondary school prerequisites. If you want to apply to this program, you should take a minimum of Biology 11, Chemistry 11 (Chemistry 12 is recommended), Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, and Physics 11 (Physics 12 is recommended).

The following list of secondary school prerequisites and UVic alternatives is provided as a guide only. Prerequisites may change, and you are advised to check course descriptions in the UVic Calendar before making registration decisions.

BIOL 150A and 150B, or 184 and 186:

  • There are no prerequisites for BIOL 150A or 150B; students without secondary school Biology must take BIOL 150A and 150B.
  • Either Biology 11 or Biology 12 is a prerequisite for BIOL 184 and 186, so students with secondary school Biology can choose to take either BIOL 150A and 150B or BIOL 184 and 186.

CHEM 101 and 102:

  • Students with Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12 can take CHEM 101 and 102.
  • Students with only Chemistry 11 can take CHEM 101, but must take Chemistry 12 or UVic CHEM 091 before taking CHEM 102.
  • Students with only Chemistry 12 will need to complete Chemistry 11 (NB, not available at UVic) before they can register in CHEM 101 and then CHEM 102.

MATH 100 or MATH 102 or 109:

  • Students with a minimum grade of 73% in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12 can take MATH 100.
  • Students with a Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12 can take MATH 102.
  • Student with a minimum grade of 73% in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12 can take MATH 109.
  • Students with only Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11 must take MATH 120 before taking MATH 100 or MATH 102 or MATH 109. Students must obtain a minimum grade of C+ in MATH 120 to take MATH 100, or a minimum grade of C in MATH 120 to take MATH 102, or a minimum grade of C+ in MATH 120 to take MATH 109.

PHYS 110 or 102A:

  • The Department of Physics and Astronomy recommends a background equivalent to Physics 12 for PHYS 110.
  • Students with no secondary school Physics or only Physics 11 may take PHYS 102A in lieu of PHYS 110.

Note 2.

Please refer to the Electives section for details of the approved elective structure in the Kinesiology program.

Program sequence - Kinesiology co-op

The following is the list of required courses and the recommended sequence for the Kinesiology co-op program as outlined in the current University Calendar. If there are any discrepancies between this website and the Calendar, the Calendar will take precedence.

Students' programs are normally governed by the Calendar regulations in effect at the date of their first registration in the faculty. If program requirements change before you finish your degree, you may, with approval, choose to be governed by the new regulations. If you have questions about the program sequence contact the . If you have questions about work terms contact the .

Year one

Units
BIOL 150A and 150B, or 184 and 186, or 190A and 190B* (see Note 1.) 3.0
CHEM 101 and 102* (see Note 1.) 3.0
EPHE 141 1.5
EPHE 143 1.5
EPHE 155 1.5
ENGL 135 and one from 146, 147, or 225 3.0
One Elective (see Note 2.) 1.5
Total academic units 15.0

Year two

Units
MATH 100 or 102 or 109 1.5
STAT 255 1.5
PHYS 110 or 102A* (see Note 2.) 1.5
EPHE 200 0.0
EPHE 201 1.5
EPHE 241 1.5
EPHE 242 1.5
EPHE 245 1.5
EPHE 253 1.5
Two eectives (see Note 2.) 3.0
Total academic units 15.0

Year three

Units
EPHE 341 1.5
EPHE 344 1.5
EPHE 359 (summer) 1.5
EPHE 360 1.5
EPHE 380 1.5
EPHE 300-400 level electives 3.0
Three electives (see Note 2.) 4.5
Total academic units 15.0

Year four

Units
EPHE 355
EPHE 441 1.5
EPHE 444 1.5
EPHE 300-400 level electives 4.5
Four electives (see Note 2.) 6.0
Total academic units 15.0
Total Units for Degree 60.0

Note 1.

Although secondary school courses are not required for admission to the BSc Kinesiology program, many of the university courses required in the program have secondary school prerequisites. If you want to apply to this program, you should take a minimum of Biology 11, Chemistry 11 (Chemistry 12 is recommended), Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, and Physics 11 (Physics 12 is recommended).

The following list of secondary school prerequisites and UVic alternatives is provided as a guide only. Prerequisites may change, and you are advised to check course descriptions in the UVic Calendar before making registration decisions.

BIOL 150A and 150B, or 184 and 186:

  • There are no prerequisites for BIOL 150A or 150B; students without secondary school Biology must take BIOL 150A and 150B.
  • Either Biology 11 or Biology 12 is a prerequisite for BIOL 184 and 186, so students with secondary school Biology can choose to take either BIOL 150A and 150B or BIOL 184 and 186.

CHEM 101 and 102:

  • Students with Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12 can take CHEM 101 and 102.
  • Students with only Chemistry 11 can take CHEM 101, but must take Chemistry 12 or UVic CHEM 091 before taking CHEM 102.
  • Students with only Chemistry 12 will need to complete Chemistry 11 (NB, not available at UVic) before they can register in CHEM 101 and then CHEM 102.

MATH 100 or MATH 102 or 109:

  • Students with a minimum grade of 73% in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12 can take MATH 100.
  • Students with a Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12 can take MATH 102.
  • Student with a minimum grade of 73% in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12 can take MATH 109.
  • Students with only Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11 must take MATH 120 before taking MATH 100 or MATH 102 or MATH 109. Students must obtain a minimum grade of C+ in MATH 120 to take MATH 100, or a minimum grade of C in MATH 120 to take MATH 102, or a minimum grade of C+ in MATH 120 to take MATH 109.

PHYS 110 or 102A:

  • The Department of Physics and Astronomy recommends a background equivalent to Physics 12 for PHYS 110.
  • Students with no secondary school Physics or only Physics 11 may take PHYS 102A in lieu of PHYS 110.

Note 2.

Please refer to the Electives section for details of the approved elective structure in the Kinesiology program.

Electives

Electives that must be completed by BSc (Kinesiology) students admitted in the most recent catalogue term, include:

7.5 units of 300- or 400-level EPHE electives
Any 300- or 400-level EPHE course (excluding program requirements) for which you have the necessary prerequisites and for which there are no program restrictions, except EPHE 359 and 447
Possible selections (i.e., subject to availability) include: EPHE 342, 346, 347, 348, 351, 357, 361, 445, 455, 449, 451, 455, 456, 487 (NB, may be taken more than once for credit in different topics),494 (NB, can be taken twice)
6.0 units of 300- or 400-level science electives
Any 300- or 400-level course offered in the following departments: Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, except BIOL 334, 351, 359, 400, CHEM 300A, PHYS 303, PHYS 330, and courses designated for non-science students
ANTH 312, 352, 410 (NB, Depending on the topic), 452
MEDS 301, 325, 410, 487, 490 (NB, Depending on the topic)
PSYC 317, 345A, 351B, 351D, 400A, 451B, 451D, 490 (NB, Depending on the topic)
Note: It is your responsibility to meet the prerequisite requirements of any course that you intend to use as a 300- or 400-level science elective. This will require forethought and planning on your part. The prerequisites associated with individual courses can be viewed in the University Calendar.
3.0 units of 300- or 400-level discipline-related electives
Any 300- or 400-level course offered in the Faculty of Science, except BIOL 334, 351, 359, 400, CHEM 300A, PHYS 303, PHYS 330, and courses designated for non-science students
Any 300- or 400-level ANTH course
Any 300- or 400-level CSC course
Any 300- or 400-level EPHE course (excluding EPHE 341, 344, 355, 359 (NB, unless approved after withdrawl from Co-op), 360, 380, 441, 444, 447, 499)
Any 300- or 400-level HINF course
Any 300- or 400-level HLTH course
Any 300- or 400-level INTS course
Any 300- or 400-level MEDS course
Any 300- or 400-level PSYC course
PHIL 331
Additional courses may be approved by the BSc (Kinesiology) Program Co-ordinator
Note: It is your responsibility to meet the prerequisite requirements of any course that you intend to use as a 300- or 400-level discipline related elective. This will require forethought and planning on your part. The prerequisites associated with individual courses can be viewed in the University Calendar.
3.0 units of 100 or above science electives
Any 100 or higher level course offered in the following departments: Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, except BIOL 334, 351, 359, 400, CHEM 300A, PHYS 303, PHYS 330, and courses designated for non-science students
ANTH 250, 312, 352, 410, 452
MEDS 301, 325, 410, 487, 490 (NB, Depending on the topic)
PSYC 201, 251, 317, 345A, 351B, 351D, 400A, 451B, 451D, 490 (NB, Depending on the topic)
Note: Students will often select their 100 or above science electives with a view to meeting the prerequisites associated with their preferred 300- or 400-level science electives and/or their preferred 300- or 400-level discipline related electives. 
3.0 units of 100 or above electives
Any 100 or higher level course for which you have the necessary prerequisites and for which there are no program restrictions (NB, No more than 1.5 units of the 3.0 units of 100 or above electives can be EPHE activity courses)
Note: Students will often select their 100 or above electives with a view to meeting the prerequisites associated with their preferred 300- or 400-level science electives and/or their preferred 300- or 400-level discipline related electives.

Note.

Students wishing to use courses not listed above must have them approved by the BSc (Kinesiology) Program Co-ordinator and that approval documented by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education (EPHE) Academic Adviser on the student's degree program. Students can view their degree program and generate their own Degree Evaluation (i.e., CAPP report) by signing into "My page" and then accessing the "Degree Evaluation" option on the "Grades & Records" tab under "Student Services."

Last Updated: July 11, 2017

Teacher preparation and second teaching areas

Honours

The Honours option in the BSc Kinesiology program is intended for motivated, self-directed students who wish to engage in research during their undergraduate program. If you are planning to work as a kinesiologist, the honours program develops competencies in reading and implementing relevant research findings in kinesiology practice, as well as, in conducting research to enhance professional practice. If you are considering post-graduate study, the honours program may be of benefit when applying for admission to degrees such as MA, MSc, MD, MSc (PT) or MSc (OT).

If you are currently in the Kinesiology Major and Major Co-op programs and wish to seek an honours degree, you would normally apply at the start of your third year in the program. Complete Section 1 of the Honours Application Form and submit it to the EPHE academic adviser. If you meet the honours eligibility requirements, you will need to find a supervisor for your honours thesis before being accepted into the program. Review the research profiles of faculty to determine who to approach. Instructions for finding a supervisor are available on the application form.

To be eligible to apply for Honours applicants normally require the following:

  • A GPA of at least 6.5 in not less than 9 units of all EPHE courses
  • 3rd year standing in an EPHE degree program
  • Completion of, or registration in, EPHE 357

All requirements should be completed within five academic years. 

An honours degree will be awarded to students who:

  • Obtain a graduating average of at least 5.0
  • Obtain a grade point average of at least 5.5 for all 300 and 400-level EPHE courses
  • Obtain a grade of at least B in EPHE 499. If you achieve a grade lower than B in EPHE 499, you will graduate under the Major program, providing all other requirements for the degree are fulfilled.
  • Complete an Honours thesis that normally includes:
    • Hours of work equivalent to 3.0 units of course work (approx. 36 hr).
    • In-depth involvement with working on a research project.
    • A written document of sufficient substance in both length and content which is directly presenting research related to the honours project.
    • Oral presentation to the kinesiology honours peer cohort in the spring of the year you graduate.

Recommended sequence of required courses for the BSc (Kinesiology) Honours program

Note: Years 1 and 2 are the same as for the BSc (Kinesiology) major program.

Year three

Requirement Units
EPHE 341* 1.5
EPHE 344* 1.5
EPHE 357 1.5
EPHE 360* 1.5
EPHE 380* 1.5
One of EPHE 355 or 456 1.5
EPHE 300-400 level 1.5
Three Electives 4.5
Total academic units 15.0

Year four

Requirement Units
EPHE 441* 1.5
EPHE 444* 1.5
EPHE 447 (full-year course, must register in both terms) 1.5
EPHE 499 (full-year course, on pro forma registration, tick Sep-Apr) 3.0
EPHE 300-400 level 4.5
Three Electives 4.5
Total academic units 16.5
Total Units for Degree 61.5

Course schedule, prerequisites and restrictions

This information is provided as an aid to student course planning and is subject to change. Not all courses are offered every year. Students should verify all information in the timetable when it becomes available before making important course planning decisions.

SUMMER SESSION 2018

Check the course links for the course description and Summer timetable. Registration starts on March 20th.

Course

Instructor

Term dates

Prerequisites & restrictions

EPHE 134 - Yoga Carole Miller Term 4
May 14-June 6
None
EPHE 142 - Personal Health, Wellness & Potential John Buxcey Term 5
June 7-29
None
EPHE 155 - Introduction to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies Greg Mulligan Term 5
June 7-29
None
EPHE 356 - Principles of Facility Administration Doug Nichols Non-Standard
May 7-30
Reserved for BA, Recreation and Health Education program
EPHE 359 - Fiscal & Legal Management in Recreation and Health Doug Nichols Non-Standard
May 7-30
Prerequisite: One co-op work term
BA, Recreation and Health Education and BSc, Kinesiology programs

WINTER SESSION 2018-19

Note: Visit the course links for descriptions only at this point. The Winter 2018-19 timetable is available for viewing.

First Term, Sep-Dec 2018

Course Instructor Prerequisites & restrictions

EPHE 105 - Swimming

Stephanie Field Education programs only until July 10, then any program & year
EPHE 106 - Track & Field TBD As above
EPHE 113 - Golf TBD As above
EPHE 116 - Badminton Jaime Sharpe As above
EPHE 123 - Rugby John Buxcey As above
EPHE 137 - Experiential Outdoor Education Chris Filler Reserved for EPHE Programs only
EPHE 141 - Human Anatomy Kathy Gaul None
EPHE 142 - Personal Health, Wellness & Potential Lara Lauzon None
EPHE 143 - Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity A01: TBD
A02: Drew Commandeur
A03: Steve Meikle
None
Note: A03 is a distance education section, offered online.
EPHE 155 - Introduction to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies Sam Liu None
EPHE 200 - Co-op Seminar Nancy Reed BSc, Kinesiology Co-op and BA, Recreation & Health Education programs
EPHE 201 - Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement Drew Commandeur EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 242 - Introduction to Human Cellular Physiology Lynneth Stuart-Hill   Prerequisite: one of BIOL 150B, BIOL 186, BIOL 190B, or Biology 12
EPHE 243 - Foundations of Recreation & Leisure Stephanie Field EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 245 - Motor Learning Olav Krigolson As above.
EPHE 252 - Leadership Methods in Recreation & Health Lara Lauzon As above.
EPHE 253 - Program Planning Brad Temple As above.
EPHE 270 - Foundations of Outdoor Recreation TBD As above.
EPHE 310 - PE for General Classroom Teachers: A A01: TBD
A02: TBD
BEd, Elementary Curriculum program
EPHE 344 - Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries Joanne Pady

Prerequisites: one of EPHE 241, 241B, PE 241 or permission of the school.
EPHE programs only.

EPHE 347 - Sport in Society Brad Temple EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 351 - Community and Population Health TBD As above.
EPHE 352 - Introduction to Physical Activity Instructional Techniques TBD

BEd Secondary Curriculum,or with permission of the school.

EPHE 355 - Functional Anatomy Sandra Hundza Prerequisites: EPHE 201 & 241
Reserved for BSc Kinesiology program
EPHE 357 - Introduction to Research Viviene Temple EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 358 - Management in Recreation & Health Steve Meikle Pre- or corequisite: One co-op work term
Reserved for BSc, Kinesiology and BA, Recreation & Health Education
EPHE 360 - Exercise Prescription TBD Prerequisite: EPHE 241 or permission of the school.
Reserved for EPHE programs only.
EPHE 361 - Coaching Studies Doug Tate Reserved for EPHE programs only.
Note: Full-year course
EPHE 435 - Cultural and Outdoor Physical Activity Jennifer Gruno BEd Elementary Curriculum, or with permission of school
EPHE 441 - Exercise Physiology Kathy Gaul Prerequisites: EPHE 241 & 242
Reserved for EPHE programs 3rd year & above.
EPHE 445 - Developmental and Adaptive Physical Activity Viviene Temple BA, Recreation & Health Education 4th year & above until July 10, then open to any EPHE program 4th year & above.
EPHE 447 - Kinesiology Seminar & Practicum Lynneth Stuart-Hill Prerequisite: EPHE 253
Reserved for BSc Kinesiology 4th year & above.
Note: This is a full-year course.
EPHE 487 A01 - Special Topics: Biomedical Statistics Olav Krigolson Registration by permission. Contact Dr. Krigolson for course description and permission to register.
EPHE 487 A02 - Special Topics: Kinesiology Clinical Practicum Sandra Hundza Registration by permission. Contact Dr. Hundza for course description and permission to register.
EPHE 494 - Directed Studies various By special arrangement
EPHE 499 - Honours Thesis or Tutorial various EPHE Honours
EPHE 764 - Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary PE Sandy Gibbons Reserved for Professional Year or Post-degree Professional Program or permission of the school.

WINTER SESSION 2018-19

Second Term, Jan-Apr 2019

Course Instructor Prerequisites & restrictions

EPHE 107 A01 & A02 - Gymnastics

TBD Education programs only until July 10, then any program & year

EPHE 117 - Tennis

TBD As above.

EPHE 120 - Basketball

Craig Beaucamp As above.
EPHE 121 - Soccer Tracy David As above
EPHE 122 - Volleyball Kai Riecken As above.
EPHE 133 - Strength Training John Buxcey As above.
EPHE 134 - Yoga Ann Kilbertus As above.
EPHE 141 - Human Anatomy TBD None
EPHE 142 - Personal Health, Wellness & Potential A01: Lara Lauzon
A02: John Buxcey
None
EPHE 143 - Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity A01: TBD
A02: Brad Temple
A03: Stive Meilke
None
Note: A03 is a distance education section, offered online.
EPHE 155 - Introduction to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies Sam Liu None
EPHE 241 - Introduction to Human Systemic Physiology Lynneth Stuart-Hill Prerequisite: EPHE 141
EPHE 244 - Canadian Recreation Delivery Systems John Meldrum EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.
EPHE 246 - Strategies for Active Health TBD As above.
EPHE 250 - Children and Youth with Special Needs in Physical Activities Viviene Temple BEd Secondary Curriculum with PE teaching area, or with permission.
EPHE 252 - Leadership Methods for Recreation & Health Education Steven Meikle Note: This is a distance education section, offered online.
EPHE 253 - Program Planning Paul Whitinui EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year and above.
EPHE 311 - PE for General Classroom Teachers: B A01: TBD
A02: TBD
BEd Elementary Curriculum Program
EPHE 312 - Overview of Elementary or Middle School PE A01 & A02: Genn Gruno Reserved for BEd Post degree Professional Program, Elementary Education
EPHE 341 - Biomechanics Marc Klimstra

Prerequisites: EPHE 201; and one of MATH 100, 102, 109; and one of PHYS 102, 102A, 110
Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 344 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Joanne Pady

Prerequisite: EPHE 241 or permission
Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 346 - Motor Development and Physical Maturation TBD

Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 348 - Psychology of Physical Activity Kai Riecken

Prerequisites: PYSC 100A & 100B.
Reserved for EPHE programs until July 10, then open to any program 2nd year & above.

EPHE 355 - Functional Anatomy Sandra Hundza

Prerequisites: EPHE 201 & 241
Reserved for BSc, Kinesiology.

EPHE 361 - Coaching Studies Doug Tate

Note: This is the second half of a full-year course.

EPHE 380 - Motor Control Olav Krigolson

Prerequisites: EPHE 241 & 245
Reserved for EPHE programs.

EPHE 443 - Organization and Administration of PE Doug Tate

Reserved for BEd Secondary Curriculum with PE teaching area, 3rd year & above.

EPHE 444 - Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science TBD Reserved for EPHE programs 3rd year & above.
EPHE 447 - Kinesiology Seminar and Practicum Lynneth Stuart-Hill Note: This is the second half of a full-year course.
EPHE 451 - Leadership Issues in Fitness, Health and Wellness TBD None
EPHE 452 - Strategies for Games in Physical Education Tim Hopper Reserved for BEd Secondary Curriculum with PE teaching area. Recommended that students take EPHE 352 and EPHE 452.
EPHE 454 - Marketing for Health and Social Change Joan Wharf Higgins Prerequisite: 2 co-op work terms
Reserved for BA, Recreation & Health Education 4th year & above.
EPHE 455 - Nutrition for Exercise and Health Gregg Mulligan

Prerequisite: EPHE 155
Reserved for 3rd year and above.

EPHE 487 - Special Topics:TBD TBD Registration by permission.
EPHE 494 - Directed Studies various By special arrangement
EPHE 499 - Honours Thesis or Tutorial various EPHE Honours

Last revised: 31 May 2018

Course registration waivers

If you believe that you are eligible to register in an EPHE course but are blocked by a prerequisite, year level or program area restriction you can apply for a course registration waiver. To submit a waiver request you need you to complete an EPHE Waiver form. Your request is more likely to be granted if you include supporting documentation (e.g., proof that you have completed or are registered in a course prerequisite at another university or college). EPHE waiver forms should be returned in person to the EPHE office (i.e., McKinnon Building, Room 120) or by email to the .

Student athletes

The main priority of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education is your academic development, however, the school also wishes to support you as a student athlete.

If you are having difficulty organizing your schedule around your training and/or competitive commitments you should consult with the .

If you find that class activities conflict with your training or competitive commitments you should discuss those conflicts with the appropriate course instructor to determine if any accommodations might be possible. In some instances, however, it might be advisable to delay taking a class until you can fully devote yourself to it.

It is not unusual for student athletes to reduce their course load during the terms when their competitive commitments are high (e.g., take four or three courses per term). If you elect to do this, you should ensure that it will not adversely effect your athlete status, student loan(s) or scholarship(s).

Take a course at another Canadian university or college

It is possible to register in a course or courses at another approved post-secondary institution for credit towards your Kinesiologydegree. To do this you need to obtain prior approval from the EPHE academic adviser in the form of a Letter of Permission (LOP). This letter is sent to UVic Records and to the university or college concerned and exempts you from the payment of a UVic credit transfer evaluation fee. You must still pay any fees levied by the college or university that you attend. A copy of the LOP is also placed in your EPHE student file.

You should note that there are limits on the number of trasnfer credit coruses that you use in your UVic degree. At least 30 units of your degree must be completed at UVic and you must complete at least 18 units of your required 21 units of 300- and 400-level courses at UVic..

To be able to prepare an LOP for you the EPHE academic will need to know the following:

  • your name and student number;
  • the name of the institution that you wish to attend;
  • the name and course number of the course(s_ you wish to undertake;
  • the name and the course numbers of the respective equivalent UVic course(s); and
  • the expected start and end dates of your registration in the external course(s).

Take a course overseas

It is possible to register in a course or courses at a foreign approved post-secondary institution for credit towards your Recreation and Health Education degree.

You can find a list organized by country of the universities with which UVic has active partnership agreements on the International Office website. The entry for each institution includes the transfer credit history of courses that have been previously taken at that university. This is only a guide, and does not a guarantee that a courses would currently transfer to UVic in the same way. It is also possible to have courses that have not been previously taken evaluated. To do this you need to obtain prior approval from the EPHE academic adviser in the form of a Letter of Permission (LOP). This letter is sent to UVic Records and to the university or college concerned and exempts you from the payment of a UVic credit transfer evaluation fee. You must still pay any fees levied by the college or university that you attend. A copy of the LOP is also placed in your EPHE student file.

If you would like to study at a foreign partner university you should consult with an adviser in the International Office.

Applying to graduate

You will not be considered for graduation automatically. You must submit an application for a specific convocation (Spring or Fall). Application forms for undergraduate students are available online or at the Undergraduate Records office (i.e., main floor, University Centre). You can find more information about graduation procedures from the Convocation website.